14 year old Malia Pelenatita Kolo’s body returned to family

The body of the 14 year old girl Malia Pelenatita Kolo allegedly died from body injuries on August 16 has been returned to her family.

Kolo was reportedly rushed to Vaiola Hospital on August 15 after she was found lying helplessly by a visitor in a house in Nuku’alofa with bruises and severe body injuries. She died on August 16.

Post modem report says Kolo had sustained serious injuries and bruises. Police  released no further details  as the matter is now with the courts.

Three accused for the teenage girl’s death are her mother Fifita ‘Ofa, 34 with her brother Tomasi ‘Ofa, 37. They both charged with manslaughter, while a 42 year old woman Mohulamu Toumohuni is charged with aiding the ‘Ofas.

The mother was also reported to have been previously charged for violence against her own children.  She and her former husband, Kolo’s father have divorced.

The three accused appeared at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate’s Court on August 26 and were released on bail until September 30.

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